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Inbrief

Western Sydney deserves equal access to justice

Law reform and public affairs

The Parramatta Advertiser has published an opinion piece by President Arthur Moses SC, which calls upon state and federal governments to end the chronic...

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New Indigenous court must be a priority

Law reform and public affairs

In the wake of this week's ALRC report on Indigenous incarceration, The Australian today published an opinion piece by President Arthur Moses SC urging the NSW...

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NEW! Childcare available at The Pavilion located at 126 Phillip Street

Member services and benefits

The NSW Bar Association childcare offering has expanded to The Pavilion Centre located at level 4, 146 Phillip Street. Guardian Early Learning Group is now taking...

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Access to digital assets after death

Law reform and public affairs

The NSW Law Reform Commission will review and report on the question of access to digital assets upon a person’s death or incapacity. The commission invites...

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2018 influenza vaccinations tomorrow

Wellbeing

Registrations for the 2018 FluQuadri vaccine tomorrow, 29 March 2018, between 4.00pm and 6.00pm in the Common Room have closed. Registrants are asked to bring their consent form.

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ALRC inquiry findings back calls for a new Indigenous court in NSW

Law reform and public affairs

The Australian Law Reform Commission’s report Pathways to Justice— An Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples was...

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Peter McGrath SC appointed to the ODPP

Appointments

Attorney General Mark Speakman SC today announced the appointment of Peter McGrath SC as a Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions for NSW. View the announcement here.

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CPD Record Form

Members are reminded to accrue 10 points worth of continuing professional development (CPD) activities each year. In addition to completing sufficient CPD activities between 1 April 2017 and 31...

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Save the date: the inaugural Bathurst Lecture

On 3 May 2018, the Commercial Law Section will be holding its flagship event for the year, the inaugural Bathurst lecture, named in honour of the Hon T F Bathurst AC, Chief Justice of NSW.

The...

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Decisions of interest

Practice support

The NSW Court of Appeal has published its latest Decisions of Interest Bulletin on the Court of Appeal website. Read the latest bulletin here.

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Cancellation of 2018 Justice Awards

Statement from President Arthur Moses SC

The New South Wales Bar Association has recently been advised by the Law and Justice Foundation that its annual Justice Awards event for 2018 has been...

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Conference Travel Club Bucket List - The Ghan and Red Centre

Promoted by Conference Travel Club

This is a truly unique opportunity to experience the trip of a lifetime on the Iconic Ghan through the Red Centre (11 – 22 July 2018), where CTC has developed a...

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2018 International Criminal Law Congress - Byron Bay

For the diary

The 2018 International Criminal Law Congress will be held at Byron Bay 3-7 October 2018. The theme of the Congress is "Populism, power and privilege: implications for the criminal...

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Coming up in CPD tonight

Tuesday, March 27 2018 -The Boundaries Between Fact and Law in Administrative Law

Presented by Kristina Stern SC and Matt Sherman. For full details, please download a flyer here.

This seminar will...

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Justice Loukas-Karlsson SC sworn-in

Appointments

Justice Chrissa Loukas-Karlsson SC was sworn-in as a judge of the ACT Supreme Court today. ACT Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay spoke on behalf of the bar. Learn more here.

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CPD Record Form

Members are reminded to accrue 10 points worth of continuing professional development (CPD) activities each year. In addition to completing sufficient CPD activities between 1 April 2017 and 31...

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Coming up in CPD this week

Tuesday, March 27 2018 -The Boundaries Between Fact and Law in Administrative Law

Presented by Kristina Stern SC and Matt Sherman. For full details, please download a flyer here.

This seminar will...

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Criminal justice system 'on its knees'

Law reform and public affairs

The Times has reported that the criminal justice system in England is 'on its knees' ahead of the planned introduction of a new flat-fee scheme on April 1. The...

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Review of High Court registry operations and case management system

The High Court is reviewing its registry operations and case management system with a particular emphasis on current and future electronic needs. The court is seeking to obtain the views and...

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Legal adviser to the Senate Regulations and Ordinances Committee

Positions vacant

The Senate Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances is seeking expressions of interest for the position of legal adviser to the committee. The legal adviser examines all...

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Fees in advance

Standards

Any barrister who has, in the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018, received fees in advance – that is, as described in the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Regulation 2015 (the...

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Retirement of the Hon Justice Carolyn Simpson

Retirement

On Tuesday, 27 March 2018 the Supreme Court of NSW will hold a ceremonial sitting to mark the retirement of the Hon Justice Carolyn Simpson. The ceremony will take place in the Banco...

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Save the date: the inaugural Bathurst Lecture

On 3 May 2018, the Commercial Law Section will be holding its flagship event for the year, the inaugural Bathurst lecture, named in honour of the Hon T F Bathurst AC, Chief Justice of NSW.

The...

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Coming up in CPD next week

Tuesday, March 27 2018 -The Boundaries Between Fact and Law in Administrative Law

Presented by Kristina Stern SC and Matt Sherman. Details to follow.


POSTPONED: Wednesday, March 28 2018 -...

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Stephen Gardiner in 2018 Beyond Bitumen Tour

Philanthropy

Later today Stephen Gardiner of Waratah Chambers embarks on The 2018 Beyond Bitumen Tour, a charity car event proudly supporting BEYONDBLUE to help achieve a greater awareness of...

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